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Hapao Rice Terraces

Hapao, Ifugao, Banaue, Luzon, Philippines
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Banaue
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Farms, Outdoors
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Lincoln, CA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The jeepney ride to Hapao was very bumpy and muddy since the roads were being repaired. The hike to the hot spring was long and difficult for older folks. There are some portions of the hike where you have to walk on the rice paddy borders made of stones. If you lose your balance, you either fall into the mud... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Because these terraces are located a lot lower than the Banaue and Batad terraces, the chances are that you will have better weather/sight in the wet season. Walking through these fields can be really meditative. There are beautiful lookouts throughout the walk. And you can easily combine it with a trip to the hotspings. The hike is far less intense... More 

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Dasmarinas City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

build by the resident ingenousity the hapao terraces a truly adorable place, but need to have precautions for people with asthma , heart or health problems , you willhave to trek for almost 2 hours to go down and another 2 hours tyo return, not reccommended for persons with dissability

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Milan, Italy
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was our first stop. The road was crazy bumpy and muddy. We encountered some huge mudslides that our tricycle somehow drove through and one that closed the road. We had to walk because the mudslide closed the entire road. The Hapao terraces was really nice. Seemed newer than Batad and the concrete walkways were more even so the walk... More 

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Caticlan, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The hot spring is definitely perfect for anybody who love hot spring... we had a long walk going to spring and see the fantastic view of hapao.....

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Another stunning highlight of our trip to the rice terraces. Note that the Hapao Terraces are separate from Banaue, our rickshaw driver recommended we visit these terraces first (we came here in the morning). Spare about 4 hours for the Hapao Terraces. You can walk through the rice fields, and take a dip at the hot springs. Be sure to... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Hard to judge which rice terraces were the most beautiful between Banaue, Hapao and Batad but Hapao definitely took our breath away. We also ventured by ourselves to find the natural hot springs and we would probably recommend having a guide with you. We got lost a couple of times and only when we saw other tourists could get back... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Takes about an hour to walk through the Hapao rice terraces to the hot water pool. In June, the terraces were bright green and yellow, and a treat to the eyes! So many photograph-worthy points throughout the trek. You pass by a few houses, some local farmers/children and barely any tourists. The hot water pool and cold stream at the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Loved it on the first day when we arrived in Banaue to have a easy walk around the lush green rice terraces. The trip from banaue takes some time but its worth it to see this man made marvel.

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Milan, Italy
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Very far from Banaue (15m could be more than one hour), but very nice, expecially the net terraces. Personally I prefer the Batad and Banaue rice terraces, but also worth a visit.

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